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Hori Onyx PS4 wireless controller is officially licensed and now available

Hori Onyx PS4 wireless controller is officially licensed and now available

Last week, Sony introduced the Onyx Wireless Controller from Hori, an officially licensed Bluetooth game controller designed for all of the PlayStation 4 consoles. As promised, the Hori Onyx controller is available to purchase as of today, offering owners a gamepad option with a design that differs from the DualShock 4 models.

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This SNES Classic wireless gamepad brings back the TURBO button

This SNES Classic wireless gamepad brings back the TURBO button

With an excellent library and a pretty decent price point, the SNES Classic Edition definitely has a lot going for it. Absent from that list of great things are suitably long controller cables, which was also a problem with its NES-flavored predecessor. Though you'd think Nintendo would have gotten the memo by now, it still shipped the SNES Classic Edition with controller cables that are entirely too short.

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PS4 mini wired controllers coming to the US, parents concerned

PS4 mini wired controllers coming to the US, parents concerned

Last week, Sony revealed three new officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers made by popular third party manufacturers. All of them were wired, but one in particular proved to be particularly interesting, the "mini gamepad" from Japanese maker Hori. That controller is now confirmed to launch in the US, with pricing information included. But the comments on Sony's announcement is proving to be as interesting as the controller itself.

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SNES Classic Edition goes wireless with 8bitdo’s SN30 controller

SNES Classic Edition goes wireless with 8bitdo’s SN30 controller

By and large, the SNES Classic Edition is a great little retro console, but there are three major problems with it: it has a limited library considering all the great games were released for the SNES, there's no convenient way to get back to the home menu, and the controller cables are still too short. 8bitdo is looking to solve two of those problems with the introduction of its new SN30 controller.

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8bitdo’s SN30 Pro controller is a vintage jack-of-all-trades

8bitdo’s SN30 Pro controller is a vintage jack-of-all-trades

8bitdo is back on the scene today with a pair of new retro-inspired controllers that should be a little more capable than what the company normally puts out. The SF30 Pro and the SN30 Pro are both fashioned after the SNES controller, only with a few obvious differences. For instance, the original SNES controller didn't have analog sticks, while the SF30 and the SN30 do.

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Nintendo Switch now works with 8Bitdo controllers

Nintendo Switch now works with 8Bitdo controllers

8Bitdo announced today that most of its popular wireless controllers are now compatible with the Nintendo Switch. This new functionality is coming by way of a firmware update to version 4.0. Even better is the fact that since the Switch already supports wireless controllers, you don't need pair these with a wireless receiver in order to get them to work.

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

If you're not much of a fan of the Nintendo Switch's new Joy Con controllers, then the Pro Controller may be more your speed. The Switch Pro Controller went up for sale today at Amazon, lagging behind other Switch hardware, which became available for pre-order a couple of weeks back. If this is like any other kind of Switch product, though, don't expect the Pro Controller to be around for long.

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NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

Assuming you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition, chances are the console's short controller cables leave something to be desired. Enter Analogue and its new Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Edition. Analogue offers wireless receivers for both the NES and SNES, so it's little surprise to see the NES Classic get one as well.

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Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Our teardown of the Google Daydream controller shows how simple it is to control the virtual realm. What we expected was something similar to what the HTC Vive presents, in a slightly smaller form. What we've found is an interesting combination of chips, battery, and metal. While the outside might be fully ABS plastic in makeup, the internal structure has one piece of metal right where we did not expect it.

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Mi Cube is Xiaomi’s $10 smart wonder device

Mi Cube is Xiaomi’s $10 smart wonder device

Today Xiaomi have introduced a device by the name of Mi Cube Controller. This tiny cube device can be used for many things, and we want it. We want a bunch of them. This little thing is a 5cm square cube, right around the size of a Polaroid Cube, containing sensors that allow 6 different kinds of controls. These include 90-degree flip, 180-degree flip, "double knock", Rotate, Nudge, and Shake.

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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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Razer Wildcat Xbox One Controller Review

Razer Wildcat Xbox One Controller Review

Before now we've been using one extremely standard Xbox One wireless controller and one highest-end controller from Microsoft. Now that the Razer Wildcat has launched, it's time we found an entirely new gaming grounds to roll around in. Here we've got a device that costs the same as an Xbox One Elite Controller, but isn't as heavy. Here we've got a device that's lighter than the original Xbox One wireless controller, but whose industrial design has far more finesse.

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